Israel Unemployment Rate  1992-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Israel was recorded at 4.8 percent in May of 2016, down from 4.9 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since April last year. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 1.3 thousand to 189.8 thousand and employed rose by 2.7 thousand to 3730.3 thousand. The participation rate edged down by 0.1 percentage points to 64.3 percent. Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 7.48 percent from 1992 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 4.80 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.90 11.40 4.80 1992 - 2016 percent Monthly
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In Israel, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Israel Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-21 10:00 AM Mar 5.3% 5.3% 5.3%
2016-05-23 11:20 AM Apr 4.9% 5.3% 5.2%
2016-06-23 10:20 AM May 4.8% 4.9% 5.1%
2016-07-28 10:10 AM Jun 4.8% 5.3%
2016-08-22 10:00 AM Jul 5.2%
2016-09-24 10:00 AM Aug 5.2%

Israel Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.90 11.40 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3684.40 3674.11 3684.40 1537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 0.20 0.21 0.31 0.13 Million [+]
Job Vacancies 96700.00 97497.00 97497.00 36223.00 [+]
Wages 9864.30 9853.20 9864.30 7186.00 ILS/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 118.70 107.00 137.00 96.00 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 4650.00 4300.00 4650.00 2348.88 ILS/Month [+]
Population 8.46 8.30 8.46 2.11 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.33 62.00 62.33 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.33 67.00 67.33 67.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.30 64.40 64.70 62.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.20 60.90 61.20 58.40 percent [+]




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